Liverpool have ended their long wait to be crowned Premier League champions after Manchester City's 2-1 loss at Chelsea left them with unassailable points.
Liverpool have enjoyed a stunning season that has seen them beaten just once in the league so far - a shock 3-0 loss at struggling Watford in February - to open up an unassailable 23-point lead over Pep Guardiola's side in second.
Their unstoppable march towards the league title was temporarily halted by the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic back in March, with the Reds just two wins from glory.
And though Merseyside rivals Everton held them to a goalless draw following the resumption of the Premier League this month, they did not have much longer to wait to rubber-stamp their 2019/20 triumph.
It means Liverpool have secured the club’s 19th league title, ending a 30-year wait following their previous success in 1990. In an unprecedented campaign, the club have claimed the championship earlier than any other side in Premier League history, doing so with seven games still to be contested.
The Reds equalled a top-flight record of 18 successive victories – and also set a new landmark for number of consecutive league home triumphs, with the win against Palace their 23rd in a row.
They will be given a guard of honour in their next fixture, which coincidentally comes against City at the Etihad Stadium next Thursday.